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Lip Lift


A lip lift is a surgical operation performed in the clinic, that reduces the distance between the nose and the top of the lip, known as the "philtrum." The operation enhances the quantity of pink tissue exposed, giving the lips a fuller, more prominent appearance.


It’s a good option for people who want to add height instead of volume to their lips.



There are several types of lip lifts. It’s important to know the types and techniques so you can have an informed discussion with your surgeon about which is right for you.

Direct lip lift

A direct lip lift, sometimes called a gullwing lip lift, creates a more defined lip border.

Subnasal Bullhorn

The subnasal bullhorn is one of the more common lip lift procedures.

Central Lip Lift

A central lip lift is similar to a subnasal bullhorn lift. It shortens the space between the nose and the lips by an incision at the lower nose.

Corner Lip Lift

A corner lip lift is sometimes called a “grin lift” because it gives the face a more smiley appearance.


Italian Lip Lift

An Italian lip lift requires two incisions below each nostril, and other than that detail, it’s very similar to the bullhorn. It typically doesn’t involve a noticeable scar.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do lip lifts look natural?

It looks extremely natural, but it does not lift the center or cupid's bow part of the lip.With this type of augmentation, incisions are made inside the lip, rolling it out from the inside out, creating pillowy corners. This procedure can be performed on both the top and bottom lips.

Are lip lifts safe?

Lip lifts are generally considered to be safe, minimally invasive procedures and are performed with local anesthesia on an outpatient basis. There are a few risks and issues to consider before proceeding with surgery, primarily those associated with scarring and nasal distortion

Does a lip lift make you look younger?

A lip lift will not only make you look younger but it'll also look more natural, and will be permanent.

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